Themes: Snap

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Snap’s user-friendly and responsive design removes barriers to online learning, enabling you to create the modern, engaging experience user's expect on the web today. Its intuitive layout is optimised for online learning, focusing on the things that matter - your learning activities and content.
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Snap is a Moodle theme that makes online learning an enjoyable and intuitive experience for learners and educators.

Snap's user-friendly design removes barriers to online learning, enabling you to create the modern, engaging experience user's expect on the web today. Snap's intuitive layout is optimised for online learning, focusing on the things that matter - your learning activities and content.

Personal menu

Snap’s easy to use navigation gives users an elegant way to perform frequent tasks. All your courses, deadlines, messages and feedback are always one click or tap away to save you time.

Courses with personality

Every course in Snap let's teachers add a cover image to give it a unique personality.

Courses in Snap allow you create individual topics, so learners understand where their focus should be without being confused or overwhelmed by lots of links and options. 

Each topic shows students their progress, which is updated inline with ajax as you progress through the course.

Every activity in Snap shows students the due date, if they have submitted, and if feedback is available - without having to open the activity. 

Teachers are shown how many users have submitted an activity, and if they need to grade any submissions. 

Teacher's workflows for creating and structuring content in their courses are also optimised to save time. With no need to turn editing on, inline resource/activity deleting, the ability to move multiple resources/activities at once, inline topic creation and many other ways to help teachers give learners the best online learning experience.

Working seamlessly across every device - from desktop to mobile, Snap’s responsive Twitter Bootstrap based framework provides a consistent, professional experience for learning whenever and wherever you want to learn.

You can learn more about Snap on our video playlist.

Under the hood:

Like most other Moodle Themes today Snap runs on Bootstrap 4, jQuery, Sass, and inherits from the Boost theme.


Snap is continuously updated, with each major version released 6 months after the Moodle release. If you'd like to test our work in progress it's always available on github!

Questions & Support:

Be kind by asking questions about Snap in the Moodle Themes Forum rather than on this page.

Report bugs about Snap in the Snap theme github.


This plugin is contributed by the Blackboard. Blackboard is an education technology company dedicated to bringing excellent online teaching to institutions across the globe. We serve colleges and universities, schools and organizations by supporting the software that educators use to manage and deliver instructional content to learners in virtual classrooms.


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  • Picture of Алексей В
    Sun, Mar 4, 2018, 8:57 PM
    After creating any test activities in my course, all buttons start being unavalable. I can't even open profile page, while i'm still in this course. Need help! Activities like "FeedBack", "Test" are too important, so I can't create a learning system without any of them. Plugin version 3.3.1, Moodle version 3.4.1
  • Picture of Charlie E
    Mon, Mar 5, 2018, 11:20 AM
    @Guy Thomas, thanks for the amazing work you do on the snap theme. Guy, is there a ZIP file I could use to install the unofficial 3.4? I am not technical and GIT Hub seems a bit confusing to me. The last time i downloaded snap using the clone button, I could not load the file as moodle detected it was an older version.
  • Picture of Charlie E
    Mon, Mar 5, 2018, 11:51 AM
    @Guy Thomas, I was able to download snap 3.4 (unofficial) and have since updated my moodle instance. Thanks Guy!!
  • Picture of Guy Thomas
    Mon, Mar 5, 2018, 6:17 PM
    @Charles, you are welcome. Pleased to know it worked for you.
  • Picture of Guy Thomas
    Mon, Mar 5, 2018, 6:19 PM
    @Алексей В - Plugin version 3.3.1 won't work with Moodle 3.4.1 Please consider downloading my forked branch which does work with 3.4
  • Picture of Luciano Cano
    Wed, Mar 14, 2018, 1:35 AM
    thanks for your support Guy Thomas
  • Picture of Sam Nepple
    Wed, Mar 14, 2018, 7:17 AM
    @Guy Thomas
    Thank you for your work on the fork for 3.4. I am using your form and have OAuth enabled and on my login page I am getting an error message "Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in /public_html/theme/snap/classes/renderables/login_alternative_methods.php on line 55".
  • Picture of Pat Sej
    Fri, Mar 30, 2018, 8:39 AM
    Snap is really looking great!
    It is the best theme for Moodle to look professional. Thanks for your fantastic work!

    I'm still looking for ways to use it on *medium or big* courses (with a lots of sections).
    1/ Is there a way to group the sections (like in Coursera) ?
    2/ I have the strong impression that it loads all the sections at once. How can I avoid that?
    This is especially problematic if I embed google maps in a section. It gets loaded each time I move to another section
    3/ Embedded H5P videos may just show "Video player loading..." going back to the corresponding section from another section after reloading the page

    Thanks for your help wink
  • Picture of Pat Sej
    Fri, Mar 30, 2018, 9:01 AM
    Oh and a last question:
    how can I add nice buttons to navigate from an activity to the previous or next?
    Having no buttons is much confusing for users.
    Thx smile
  • Picture of Алексей В
    Sat, Mar 31, 2018, 2:48 AM
    Guy, thank you for the link with fixes for snap, now everything works just great! Your theme is a stunning! Thank's a lot!
  • Picture of Joseph Liaw
    Wed, Apr 4, 2018, 9:57 PM
    +1 Pat's request for *medium or big* courses with lots of sections to only have 1 section load at a time like with the OneTopic course format (if you get a chance to try it out, OneTopic is a fantastic course format since it only loads 1 course section at a time greatly reducing course page load times and server loads during heavy / peak traffic times), or to make Snap compatible with OneTopic.

    Pat: for buttons, you could "manually" add buttons by inserting an image or text link, and then manually linking the button / text to the next / previous activity. Not ideal, but a workaround for now....
  • Picture of antonio doza
    Wed, Apr 4, 2018, 10:29 PM
    I have snap theme and installed the social wall format, it doesn't work correctly, the box for comments doesn't show. How can I fix it? Thanks.
  • Picture of Guy Thomas
    Thu, Apr 5, 2018, 12:20 AM
    @Pat / @Joseph. When we created the Snap theme we took a decision to not support formats other than weekly, topics and single topic (I think). The reason for this decision is that we wanted to add our own UI for editing courses (e.g. allow teachers to edit without having to turn editing on). Because of this UI customisation we could not possibly support all formats. The initial team who created Snap (myself included) are no longer employed by the company that maintains it, so I can't say whether there are any plans to make Snap load sections on demand. What I can say however, is that they seem to be committed to maintaining it and keeping it bug free as I've seen some of their fixes go in to recent commits.
  • Picture of Pat Sej
    Thu, Apr 5, 2018, 11:14 PM
    Hey Guy!

    Thanks for this quick answer! smile

    I'm now wondering if we use the theme correctly.
    How do you structure your large courses ?
    Do you divide them into smaller courses that can be loaded entirely ?
    Or is the theme only created with small courses in mind?

    BTW, we want to add interactive content (like games, maps) in inner frames but they get loaded from the start (for instance adding a google map slows everything, and Moodle displays it first even if we are normally on another page). Is there a preferred way to include them?

    When the user is on an activity, he needs to come back to the normal flow of the course (back to the section).
    Is there a reason why no button has been added to the activity to do so?

    @Joseph: Thx, that can do the trick. I'm just surprised to have to use a hack to have this classic UX.

    Thx again for your help wink
  • Picture of Charles Osa
    Thu, Apr 5, 2018, 11:39 PM
    @Guy Thomas, if the original team that built snap including yourself are no longer with the company, I am wondering whether it makes sense to continue using Snap. You and Stuart are the reasons I jumped onto snap. I was a big fan of BCU Adaptable until I saw what you guys did and how you support the theme. Will that level of support and love for the theme still be available going forward?
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